Elise and I had a nice anniversary yesterday. Work pretty much sucked for me – I couldn’t wait to get home. To add insult to injury, my stupid iPod’s batteries went dead while at work so I had to listen to droning bus engines on the bicycle ride home. Just prior to leaving work, I spent too much time trying to figure out my newly acquired miniature frame-mounted tire pump. I looked like I was trying to wrestle an epileptic crocodile. Anyway – come to find out, having air in your tires can lead to a quicker ride home.
Steve and Joanne took Elise and me to Eddie V’s for a mighty fine and fancy dinner. Steve had the Mahi Mahi filet with spicy rock shrimp and mango salsa. Elise had the broiled swordfish steak with mushrooms, pistachios, chives and veal jus. Joanne and I both had the Pacific Ahi tuna with avocado, tomato and chile vinaigrette. I had mine rare (still flopping on the plate) and Joanne had hers cooked medium well. We all thought everything was great but Elise made out with the best meal of them all.
We went back to our apartment after dinner and opened presents. I bought Elise a Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC, hoping that it will help her in her job. Elise bought me a chef’s jacket and a 7″ Wusthof hollowed edge Santoku knife. Of course I had to immediately hop up and slice a carrot to test out my new toy. I’ll probably need to count my fingers on a daily basis from here on out.
After opening presents, we all went on the balcony and talked for a while. We then went into the office and looked at Elise’s and my wedding photos on Janicek.com. By that time it was almost 1 a.m. I think Elise went back into the living room and talked with her parents. I just remember the alarm waking me up at 6:45 a.m. Back to reality.